Cushion compacts: a review of the Laneige BB Cushion

Cushion foundations are the latest and greatest in the world of foundations. It is essentially a porous sponge saturated with foundation that is applied with another sponge that is pressed into the foundation. It works very similar to using a beauty blender but with less fuss and less waste of product. I got a sample of the Laneige BB Cushion in a Target beauty box liked it enough to buy a big one.

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Laneige is owned by the same parent company as Amore Pacific (the originator of the BB Cushion) but this is a better product and has more color variations. The color is buildable, has an SPF of 50, brightens skin and has a cooling effect. It soothed my sensitive rosacea skin and was amenable to blush, bronzer and finishing powder. It is the perfect product for when you don’t really want to deal with foundation but you want some coverage.

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Right now you can only get it exclusively at Target (affiliate link) for $34. That may sound like a lot for a drugstore cosmetic but it is important to note you get a refill compact and sponge, making the cost about $17 per compact. The L’Oreal cushion compact is priced anywhere from $14 to $18, making Laneige a pretty good deal for a premium cosmetic. They also have a cushion concealer available.

 

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